There are 10 ways to get from Athens to Cologne by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ATH - CGN

$77 - $310

9 alternative options

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ATH - DUS

$122 - $354

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ATH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$135 - $400

Fly to Dortmund, train  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Dortmund (DTM) ATH - DTM
  2. Take the train from Holzwickede to Köln Hbf

$199 - $554

Bus, train  •  30 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Bratislava
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Wien Hbf Rex
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$294 - $421

Bus Korona Travel  •  34 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Brno Korona Travel
  2. Take the bus from Brno Zvonarka to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport

$173 - $219

Bus, car ferry, train, car train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  4. Take the car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Köln Messe/Deutz

$264 - $558

Bus Crazy Holidays  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Köln

$104 - $146

Drive, train  •  26 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice

$447 - $647

Drive  •  24 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Cologne 1606.1 miles

$380 - $600

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Cologne, Germany?

Eurowings, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Athens to Cologne hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Cologne via Brno, Brno Zvonarka, Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport, and Köln/Bonn Flughafen in around 34 h 36 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Athens to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Athens to Dortmund via Krakow
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Athens to Dortmund via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Athens to Dortmund via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,800
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Dortmund via Katowice
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Athens to Dortmund via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Athens to Dortmund via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Athens to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Frankfurt via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Holzwickede to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Wien to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
bahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.de
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Kufstein to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Schedules at
urlaubs-express.de
Bus operators
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$111
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Athens to Brno
Ave. Duration
20 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$111
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Brno Zvonarka to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
elines.cz
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Athens Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
KTEL Attikis
Phone
210 88 08 000
Email
info@ktelattikis.gr
Website
ktelattikis.gr
Bus from Athens - Pedion Areos to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ktelattikis.gr
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Köln
Ave. Duration
2 days 0 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$104 - $106
Aircraft-type seats
$126 - $129
2 bed inside cabin
$332 - $335
3 bed outside cabin
$290 - $340

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Athens to Cologne?

The distance between Athens and Cologne is 1952 km. The road distance is 2570 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Athens to Cologne?

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Cologne is to bus which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 2 days 7 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Athens to Cologne?

The quickest way to get from Athens to Cologne is to fly which takes 6 h 5 min and costs 60€ - 260€.

Is there a direct bus between Athens and Cologne?

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Athens Pedion Areos and arriving at Köln via Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7 h.

How long does it take to get from Athens to Cologne?

It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from Athens to Cologne, including transfers.